Derek Anderson Apologizes for Calipari Criticism

Just one day after lashing out at Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, former Kentucky and NBA guard Derek Anderson has apologized for his comments.

To my UK Fans. I apologize if I offended you but I Love UK & Cal so stop trying to tear us apart. I am the Biggest UK & Cal supporter #WeRUK

— Derek L. Anderson (@DerekLAnderson) April 29, 2015

Speaking to Louisville’s ESPN 680, Anderson was practically merciless in his criticism of the Hall of Fame coach, his coaching style and management of the team.

You can read those comments here.

While this writer will always support anyone who is critical of student athletes opting for the pros after one or two seasons, regardless of how much or how little talent they may have, the criticism of Calipari’s coaching seems a bit off base.

Since coming to Lexington in 2009, the man has gone 190-38 and made four Final Fours, taking home a title in 2012. Clearly, the man is doing something right.

Either way, Anderson has apologized and people on Twitter appear to be accepting it.

In four college seasons, two with Ohio State and two with Kentucky, Anderson averaged 12.4 points per game on 48.2 percent shooting. He was drafted 13th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997 and averaged 12 points per game across 11 seasons.

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